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PBS
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
.k. rowling has left the magic and the wizardry of harry potter behind to write a novel for adults. has already created a stir because of its extensive use of language that is definitely not suitable for children. she speaks to our editor about what inspired her to write for an older audience. >> j.k. rowling is perhaps the most famous living writer in the world. she is certainly one of the richest. having sold over four hundred 50 million copies of her harry potter books worldwide, now she is opening a new chapter in her literary life with her first novel and that an adult audience. why the change? >> i did not sit down to write this novel. i had nothing to prove. i do not mean that in an arrogant way. i certainly don't mean i think i cannot improve as a writer, but harry potter truly liberated me in the sense that there is only one reason to right now, for me. >> the story is set in a small english town, a community riven with hate and prejudice. >> to have any experience is that you project on to your characters, trying to numb the pain? >> i would not want to go there too much, but
WETA
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
four hundred 50 million copies of her harry potter books worldwide, now she is opening a new chapter in her literary life with her first novel and that an adult audience. why the change? >> i did not sit down to write this novel. i had nothing to prove. i do not mean that in an arrogant way. i certainly don't mean i think i cannot improve as a writer, but harry potter truly liberated me in the sense that there is only one reason to right now, for me. >> the story is set in a small englishn t, a community riven with hate and prejudice. >> to have any experience is that you project on to your characters, trying to numb the pain? >> i would not want to go there too much, but i have had my issues. i certainly have mental health issues. i have been depressed. my teenage years, i had issues with anxiety. >> you gave a very moving account of what happened to you. do you think it will change anything? >> i passionately believe in freedom of the press, but having been on the receiving end of some dubious legal behavior, how do we knock this out? i don't know. i hope and pray it does change th
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00am PDT
since jk rowling last published the final installment of her harry potter series. she's back now with her first novel that actually is meant for adults. a lot of adults read the harry potter books. this new one for adults called the casual vacancy. it hits stores thursday. 2 million copies ready to go. the largest print run of the year for the book group. little brown imprint is publishing the book in the u.s. it's already number two on amazon, scott, as far as preorders, but i'm not sure you want to let the kids read this one. i hear there's a lot of racy material in there. >> we'll have to take a look and make sure. thank you. >>> says it will have to sell more stock. 5 million shares. investors hate when companies say that. new shares dilute the value of old shares. also, it raises a very big question this morning. why does tesla need more money? they snuck that announcement in at the time they announced new solar refueling stations. it is called a secondary offering. far bigger news than any refueling station. in a financial filing, they also said they will make fewer of thos
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
to return to writing for young people. her harry potter series made her the world's most successful living author. she repeatedlied -- repeatedly said she would not write another book about the young wizard. >>> watch how this baby's mom getting him to calm down. >> look how cute he is. his mother, amy says this trick works every time. the video has over 400,000 views. he's screaming like mad. she puts down the phone and she plays the starbucks theme. >>> a million visitors coming to the bay area. when we'll have a perfect storm of big events drawing big crowds at san francisco. >>> an idaho fisherman discovered a human finger in the mouth of a fish. idaho police fingerprinted it. after running it through a database, they were able to locate the man who lost four of his fingers at that lake in a wake boarding accident. >> everyone asks me were you able to get the fingers back and put them back on. i'm like, no, they couldn't -- we couldn't find them. they are fish food. that's what i have told people. >> at first he said he didn't want the finger back but now he's talking to his doctor to
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